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TORONTO -- CFL general managers will have a little extra money to spend in 2008.
The league announced Tuesday that the salary cap will rise $150,000 to $4.2 million this season. That's good news for GMs who have to re-sign potential free agents before the Feb. 15 deadline.
"Our league is moving forward, and the increase in the cap reflects our progress," CFL commissioner Mark Cohon said in a statement. "At the same time, an increase of this size speaks to our teams' responsibility to our players, who make our game great, and our fans, who keep it strong, to live within our means."
The CFL's average attendance last year exceeded 29,000 fans per game, the first time it has reached that mark since 1983.